THE PITT NEWS - The pad and tampon dispensers in women’s bathrooms across campus have sat empty for years. But check again. Pitt is stocking a number of bathrooms with menstrual products, and there’s no payment required. Kathleen Koesarie (MMPH), said “it’s important that students who need menstrual products have access to them without leaving school. It’s a period equity issue, it’s an equality issue, and it’s a public health issue.”
Lauren Risser (BCHS '20), Kathleen Koesarie (MMPH '18), and BCHS's Martha Ann Terry table at the Women's Health Activist Movement (WHAMglobal) Birthing a Movement art and activism event. The event addressed issues of maternal mortality and women's health. Risser co-founded the Pitt Public Health chapter of Period, a non-profit which aims to reduce the stigma of mensuration and provide hygiene products to those in need.
Pitt Medicine and Pitt Public Health graduate, Eva Chernoff (MMPH '19, MD '19) was honored with the 2019 U.S. Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Award in recognition of her commitment to advocacy, education, and service for marginalized and underserved populations, and leadership in policy change in public health. The award recognizes visionary medical students who are public health champions advancing the service's mission to “pr...
Four Pitt Public Health students have been selected as 2019-20 Pittsburgh Schweitzer Fellows. Inngide Osirus and Dzigbordi Kamasa-Quashie of IDM and Yamira Bell and Ariel Snell of the MMPH program will participate for a full year of experiential learning and direct service addressing the needs of disadvantaged citizens in southwest Pennsylvania. John Cordier (HPM '19) recently graduated from the Fellowship.
Congratulations to Karen Hoang (MMPH '22) for receiving the practitioner of the year award from Kappa Psi Mountain East Province. This award recognizes a member of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. Mountain East Province who has graduated in the past seven years and best balances his/her professional career with involvement in Kappa Psi.
THE PITT NEWS - This year's play from Pitt Medicine's theater group Scope and Scalpel was a classic tale of "Beauty and the Beast" revamped in a satirical production called "Beauty and the Yeast Infection." EVA CHERNOFF (MMPH '19) starred as Belle.
“I was raised not to think of myself in terms of ethnicity but rather to have my own experiences,” says Eva Chernoff. Her experiences in medical school and working in the Philippines “have influenced my career motivations toward clinical practice among diverse, underserved populations affected by the social determinants of health.” At Pitt, she hopes to learn more about community-based participatory research and methods in qualitative research. ...
I graduated in 2015 from the University of Florida with my Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Cell Science. I am currently a DMD student at the University of Pittsburgh School of Dental Medicine as well as an MMPH student at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. I aspire to help underserved communities through my talents, skills, and compassion.
Karen Hoang currently practices as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in MTM Services at UPMC Health Plan and also as a pharmacist at Rite Aid. She also serves as the head advisor for the Pitt chapter of Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity, Inc. and is one of the participants of the Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association LEAD Program. She plans to complete the Certificate in Health Systems Leadership and Management.
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JEREMY LANDEO GUTIERREZ (MMPH '20) is a pediatric pulmonology fellow at UPMC Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh. He is originally from Peru where he attended medical school at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia. He then completed his pediatric residency at Nicklaus Children’s Hospital/Miami Children’s Health System. He is pursuing a Multidisciplinary Master of Public Health at Pitt Public Health School as a T32 postdoctoral fellow.